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Dementia Map© Reinvents Access to Dementia Resources

It’s Official and I’m so EXCITED!!!

Dave Wiederrich of MemoryCafeDirectory.com and Lori La Bey of AlzheimersSpeaks.com and have created DementiaMap.com, the first Global Resource Directory and event calendar for families and professionals. The two have taken a simple approach to the often difficult and frustrating process of finding dementia resources, with this free-to-use guide.

Dementia Map Global Resource Directory

There is a common obstacle faced by those diagnosed with a form of dementia, their family caregivers, and professionals seeking information about dementia resources. Many websites require a visitor to provide contact information prior to releasing resource details, which is often viewed by the consumer as uncomfortable and intimidating. Frequently, this is to provide referral fees to a “middleman” organization.

“Dementia Map has been a dream of mine for 36 years,” Lori La Bey notes. That’s when her 30 year journey with her mother’s dementia started. She was totally shocked, frustrated and disturbed by the lack of resources available to those in need. “Even today, most medical professionals can’t guide their patients to where they can find help. It’s not their fault. Nothing like this existed prior to Dementia Map,” she adds.

“We created DementiaMap.com to help families and those seeking resources, a direct connection to products and services providers. We wanted to do that in a nonthreatening fashion,” says Dave Wiederrich. “By creating a simple, direct, and friendly website, both families and professionals can utilize one tool to expand their knowledge base and options for care which are so badly needed. We have gone to great lengths to be clear and concise, knowing those that care have extremely limited time to search for resources.”

Dementia Map Events Calendar

Another key element of the Dementia Map strategy is their comprehensive Events Calendar. An event is a valuable way for individuals living with dementia and those who provide care, to gain important information. By consolidating both in-person and virtual events into one global calendar, even more resources are made available.

Professionals and other event coordinators benefit as well. By having visibility to other events already planned, schedules can be strategically designed to avoid overlap and conflict. This can help increase attendance at in-person events, but also the growing base of online meetings.

The Dementia Map benefits extend to the broader healthcare industry as well. Free and economical plans are critical to level the playing field between large and small services. Families deserve all options so they can make the best possible choice for their loved one in an industry being hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. This enables brands large and small alike to more easily reach their target markets.

DementiaMap.com is free for visitors to search for resources

It offers three ways for companies and professionals to become members of the site. A Starter Plan allows anyone to get the exposure they need and deserve at no cost. The Pro and Featured Plans are paid options with increasingly more promotional features and greater brand visibility throughout the site.

Take Advantage of a Limited Time Discount on Paid Plans

Dementia Map is a joint effort between Dave Wiederrich of Memory Cafe Directory and Lori La Bey founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks. Dementia Map is wholly owned by JADCOM Media LLC, an online media publishing company based in Portland, Oregon.

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See What Others Have Say About Lori La Bey

I want to echo the thanks and appreciation of my colleagues… Your presentations were movingly authentic, fully engaging and wonderfully informative. Thank you for all that you are doing, and all that you’ve done for us!

Carla Koehl, Director of Community RelationsArtis Senior Living of Lexington

 “Feedback from the conference planning committee and our leadership team was extremely positive. Many attendees commented that she was one of the best speakers they had heard.” 

Pat Sylvia, Director of Education & Member Development LeadingAge WA

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The First Collaborative

International Resource Directory For Dementia

Alzheimer’s Speaks a Minnesota based company, launched a ground breaking platform today to shift dementia care  worldwide. The advocacy group provides education and support for those dealing with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and caregiving.

Today, the first Collaborative International Resource Directory for Dementia, hit the internet.  The website, www.AlzheimersSpeaks.com was developed to shift dementia care from crisis to comfort, by providing a platform where individuals and organizations can easily share information pertinent to the disease and caregiving.


The Founder and CEO of Alzheimer’s Speaks, is Lori La Bey.  She continues to live in Minnesota  where her    mother has struggled with memory loss for thirty years and has been in her end stages of the Alzheimer’s disease for the past four years.  La Bey understands the frustrations and struggles of dealing with memory loss.  She has experienced the disconnect first hand and has committed her life to remove stigmas, ease the pain and give hope to people thrown in the trenches of this disease.

Alzheimer’s Speaks also produces and hosts a radio show dedicated to dementia, which is the first of it’s kind in the world and is featured on the website.  All episodes are archived.


The statistics on dementia are staggering. In the World Alzheimer Report 2009, Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) estimated 36 million people worldwide are living with dementia.

  • The numbers are expected to double every 20 years to 66 million by 2030, and 115

million by 2050.

  • The worldwide costs of dementia (US $604 billion in 2010) amount to more than 1% of

global GDP, according to the World Alzheimer Report 2010.

  • If dementia care were a country, it would be the world’s 18th largest economy.


Alzheimer’s Speaks  believes hope not fear needs to be our driving force for change.  They believe collaborative and alternative approaches push society forward in search for answers; and by working together and sharing knowledge we can win the battle against dementia.


La Bey believes it is time to remove the fear and provide economical services, tools, concepts and products to those in need. La Bey says, ”By working together we can improve our dementia care delivery systems, fund research as well as programs for patients and caregivers, and empower people worldwide to shift their own personal care culture to remove stigmas>”


The Collaborative International Resource Directory provides a variety of categories  where individuals and businesses can come together as one and share pertinent information with one another. There are FREE and for FEE listings, as well as partnerships opportunities.  Below is a sampling of categories for sharing information:

FREE Categories are:

Great Reads – Articles, Blogs, Books, Newsletters, Personal Writings, Publications

Fantastic Flicks & Audios – Audios, Films, Videos

Memory Cafes – (Memory Cafes is a sub category of Caring Support Services)

Events – Activities, Conferences, Support Groups, Webinars and Seminars


Fee Categories are:

Speakers, Trainers, Coaches & Consultants

Caring Support Services – Abuse & Neglect, Accessibility & Transportation, Adult Day, Advocacy Programs, Art Products & Programs, Associations & Organizations, Business to Business, Care Consultants, Clothing, Communication Systems, Education, End of Life,  Entertainment, Exercise & Fitness, Financial Services, Foundations & Charities, Furnishings, Government Agencies, Home Healthcare, Home Repair & Maintenance, Hospitals & Clinics, Household Goods, Housing Options, Insurance, Legacy, Legal Services, Mediation & Conflict Resolution, Medical Trials, Memory Cafes (FREE), Miscellaneous, Moving Consultants – Organizers & Move Managers, Nutrition, Prescriptions & Supplements, Prevention, Religion & Spirituality, Stores & Shopping Venues, Support Groups, Technology

Events – Activities, Conferences, Support Groups, Webinars/Seminars


People can upload pertinent information regarding dementia by going to this link:


For a list of information needed and instructions visit this link:


We Hope You will Join

Alzheimer’s Speaks in

Shifting Dementia Care

throughout the World


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